Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Calendar Girl

One of my favorite favorite things to get during the year is a new calendar (see # 23 on my 100 Things About Me list). This week Bubba's Mom found my 2007 calendar (the one I love) and bought it for me. For the past few days I have been in heaven getting it all ready for next year - writing everyone's birthdays and anniversaries, special occasions, etc. in my very neatest handwriting with my very favorite pen (did I mention that I'm a little compulsive about it?). It looks so pretty and clean and fresh - just like the new year will look on January 1. I don't know why I love calendars so much - maybe it's the hope it instills in me when I see the next 365 days laid out before me like a blank slate....maybe it's the compulsive planner in me.....maybe it's my need to keep my world in some type of order and control. Whatever it is, getting my new calendar is my most favoritest thing this time of year!!

6 comments:

katielady said...

Maybe it's because you're a big nerd! :)

But that's why I love you, because I'm a nerd, too! But not so nerdy as that. I have a year-neutral calendar, where you just record the event(s) on the correct date, and then you never have to transfer it from calendar to calendar! I think it is quite a cool thing. Maybe Santa will be nice and bring you one to hang next to your desk. You can never have enough calendars.

Bubba's Mom said...

I too love calendars, as you know Sis. I even put my menus on mine.

Bubba's Sis said...

Yes, and things like school holidays, things I need to do on certain days, etc. - so a perpetual calendar wouldn't work for that because it changes from year to year....

So my calendar is more like a planner, I guess. Helps me keep up with things.

cjh said...

I love calendars, too. I need a perpetual one along with a regular one. I must say my least favorite thing about calendars is when you need one, say, this time of year for 2006 and you go and buy one and you get home and only then do you realize it is for 2007. Suck.

Kitten said...

I,too,look foward to my new calendar every year ~ ALWAYS a brand new Lowell Herrero Cat Calendar and two Flavia Dated Personal Organizer I order from Day Timer every year ~ one for the kitchen and one for my desk. I am a documenter and enter important and unimportant daily stuff on the pages of the organizers. I have organizers or journals that date back to the 1970's. Cannot throw them away for whatever reason ~ part of my history, I guess. It's kind of like hand written letters ~ no one writes real letters any more except maybe for Donna and I truly enjoy getting a real letter from my precious friend now and then. E-mail has robbed us of some of our "history" that relatives in the future will never get to read and learn about us. I have handwritten copies of letters that my grandmother, Ella Smith Morris, wrote to her sister and her mother. My mother, Anna Lemle Morris Serio, hand copied the letters and they landed in my possession. I typed them on the computer and copied the information to floppies to share with family members. We now have a piece of our history to enjoy but if my grandmother had had e-mail I'd had never been able to enjoy learning about her early married life and what life was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

katielady said...

Yeah, the perpetual calendar is for special dates so you don't forget them or happen to leave them off one year, etc. I REALLY like it! And I use my electronic Outlook calendar for everything else.